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Metro Detroit weather: Examining rain, snow chances as temperatures stay well below normal this week

Cold temperatures expected over next 10 days

DETROIT – We’re settling into a November chill that will last through the end of next week. Average highs will be in the low to-mid 50s, and we’ll be more than 10 degrees below normal each of the next 10 days.

Below normal highs (WDIV)

For the rest of election night, expect mostly cloudy skies and even colder lows in the mid-20s. Winds will relax as we hit our coldest numbers very late Tuesday night.

Wednesday will bring the most likely chance of precipitation for the week, and even that’s not much. Light snow showers will move into the North Zone by afternoon. Eventually, that will settle south into the West and Metro zones by evening but turn to rain in many locations as highs reach the mid-40s.

The Thursday morning commute will test our patience with light snow across most of the area. Temperatures will hang around the freezing mark for the drive. Minor accumulation is possible on grassy and elevated surfaces.

Clouds and radar forecast (WDIV)

Light snow will end during lunch Thursday. Then, sunshine will take us into the weekend.

Expect rain Sunday, with some snow showers late. Highs will reach the low 40s. Other than Wednesday, that’s the warmest number in the 10-day forecast. In fact, we’ll spend more than 48 straight hours below freezing to start next week.

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